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Re: " Gary Mannion discovers the world "

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:10 am
by chaggle
Ketchup - as far as I can see your link is to a forum thread on wikipedia rather than rationalwiki - I might have missed something though.

Re: " Gary Mannion discovers the world "

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:19 pm
by Ketchup
chaggle wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:10 am
Ketchup - as far as I can see your link is to a forum thread on wikipedia rather than rationalwiki - I might have missed something though.
You might have missed the fact that the link relates to the Editing Pages section of Wikipedia and some of its resident Editors, and the origin and raison d'être of Rationalwiki.

See http://wikipediawehaveaproblem.com/2018 ... roll-farm/
RationalWiki trustees’ David Gerard and psychology professor Trent Toulouse appear to be quite an ambitious confederacy. Both Wikipedia editors, active within the community – maintain RationalWiki as a platform to battle internet cranks, right-wing and conservative politics, and claim to analyze the “anti-science” movement. As if.

Re: " Gary Mannion discovers the world "

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:51 pm
by chaggle
Ah - yes thanks I did miss that.

You don't seem that keen on rationalwiki.

Re: " Gary Mannion discovers the world "

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:11 pm
by Ketchup
chaggle wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:51 pm
You don't seem that keen on rationalwiki.
I wonder what gave you that idea. :-P

Re: " Gary Mannion discovers the world "

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:47 pm
by chaggle
Ketchup wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:11 pm
chaggle wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:51 pm
You don't seem that keen on rationalwiki.
I wonder what gave you that idea. :-P
I have a gift... :cool:

Re: " Gary Mannion discovers the world "

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:43 pm
by bindeweede
Unfortunately, most of the videos of Mannion faking the seance, which appeared in June 2016, are no longer available. The only surviving video is this, as far as I'm aware. As Jon Donnis wrote,"Removing his shirt and swinging it around to create a breeze of body odour!"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGwCuKcL4Rd/

(http://www.badpsychics.com/2016/06/gary ... ating.html)

Re: " Gary Mannion discovers the world "

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:41 pm
by Ketchup
This 52 min interview was broadcast on 15 August 2018, the interviewer introduces Gary as "a great friend of Victor and Wendy Zammit", who apparently have been "singing his praises" and think he is "terrific".
Gary Mannion is a young Australian who is a skilled psychic surgeon and a developing physical medium. He shares with us fascinating details about his rare and rapidly-developing gifts.
Image at your peril :fp and Image

Re: " Gary Mannion discovers the world "

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:58 pm
by Croydon13013
Ketchup wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:41 pm
"a great friend of Victor and Wendy Zammit", who apparently have been "singing his praises" and think he is "terrific".
As you probably know, Victor "Dammit" Zammit is one of the craziest of all the prominent loonies in the world.

He claims to have been a high court judge with degrees in any subject that he ever mentions. He has a $1m challenge, to disprove every word of one of his books to his satisfaction; and thinks that this is somehow equivalent to the old Randi challenge.

He used to be obsessed with James Randi. Constantly denouncing him IN CAPITALS and with lots of exclamation marks!!!!!!!! his main arguments seem to have been that Randi's name sounds funny (irony is dead), that Randi has admitted to being a magician, and lots of SHOUTING vaguely about something that was presumably homophobia but it was actually difficult to be sure.

Zammit website: http://www.victorzammit.com/ Parody: http://www.aaskolnick.com/dammit/

Re: " Gary Mannion discovers the world "

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:59 pm
by bindeweede
From a detailed and lengthy article published in September this year.

"Investigating “Physical Mediums” via Audio Signal
Processing: A Comment on a Recent Approach

A prominent recent example of how a
fraudulent medium was unmasked concerns Gary Mannion. He was long
surrounded by suspicions—especially after a former circle leader and very
close friend of his, Michael Mayo, noted several times in dim light that
Mannion impersonated the “spirits” himself. At a later séance in November
2014, Mayo secretly examined the chair to which Mannion was bound when
sitters at the other end of the room claimed they were touched by a “spirit”
in the dark—and indeed the chair on which the entranced Mannion was
supposed to rest motionless was empty (Anonymous 2016a, Anonymous
2016b). As a result of even more suspicions (Whitham 2016), Mannion
was secretly fi lmed with an infrared camera during a séance on May 1,
2016. This very instructive and recommendable documentation of what
really happens during séances with Mannion is available on the Internet
(Anonymous no date).
In general, it appears to be easy to dupe guest sitters who fasten the ties
around the arms of mediums. Often, they never secured mediums before,
and they are not trained to examine the critical details in September this year.